Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Applesauce Spice Poundcake

Applesauce Spice Pound Cake

1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp. baking soda
3 c. flour - divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325.  Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5 to 7 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, and beat just until combined after each addition.

Combine applesauce and baking soda and set aside.

Sift together 2 3/4 c. flour and spices. Add to butter mixture alternately with applesauce mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Mix until just combined after each addition.

Stir together remaining 1/4 c. flour and pecans until well coated. Fold into batter.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 (or 20) minutes or until done.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn onto wire rack.  Cool completely.

Serve with powdered sugar or whipped topping.

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